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The Resume thing!

Today while cleaning-up old files, that proj came on my radar, and it brought some nice memories, so I wanted to share more about it.

Years ago, specifically at the peak of X360 era. I was still 100% Gameplay programmer, I took a decision to show myself in a different way as a GPP who can do a bit of everything else. @ the end of the day, the more u know about the pipeline, the higher ur chances r.

Seeing my avatar daily hanging around the X360 menu got me the idea of remake my console avatar in game, and make a little demo with the minimal elements of a game. Not only that! But everytime I get and HR asking for my PDF file, I send the game instead!

This became interesting and super beneficial thing @ my career at that time. Opportunities was countless @ that time, not to mention, sending that resume was my green-card to get the job I want!!!!

Last time I updated and used that “interactive” resume was 3 years ago, but still, the project itself can stand today. In the future, I’ll defiantly work on a similar one again, but totally different, and including what been learned in the past decade since that demo!

I hope this can inspire you with something different.

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Once more, Mentioned in Unreal Engine 4.21

Peep!

It is happening again, this morning I noticed that my contributions in adding features and fixing some UE4 issues was included in 4.21 again. Supper happy with that great community and seeing everyone helping each-other and pushing the engine as far as we can. Despite the fact of being busy at daily work, and working in my free-time in making personal projects and experimentation, but there is always a buffer of time to work something into the UE4 core.

I still didn’t get the official 4.21, so I’ve no idea what fixes or features from my branch are in there, but regardless; I’m proud of whatever of my work! =D Let’s see if something gonna come in 4.22, 4.23 ^_^

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Once more, Mentioned in Unreal Engine 4.20

Snap!

I always get GitHub emails saying my fixes and features in my UE4 fork got approved or rejected, but i never knew when or where it will be merged and released. Few weeks ago I noticed that my contributions in fixing some UE4 issues was included in 4.20 again. Very happy to see how great this community in helping each-other and pushing the engine as far as we can, in order to produce some personal experimentation and learn more!

Idk which fixes are those in 4.20, but proud of them indeed =D I’m expecting some for 4.21 or even 4.22, dunno!

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EasyCut, for Dynamic cuts!

While browsing online found a link that took my to one of my old blogs( I used to have so many blogs. Some at WordPress and others at BlogSpot ). There I found this tool (~7 years old). Some links there might be dead, but unfortunately I’ve no more access to the data or the files made at this time. But it is till good to check some of the old ideas, and try to re-evaluate it now and see how doable it is not.

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One of the old blogs had a tool I made for Maya, it’s called Easy Cut. The core idea here was letting the animator doing his job, doing his animations at the way he want, and if the animated characters is doing interactions that cuts anything, the tool will do it. While we are about 2018 now, but this still useful and i guess no solution yet can do this directly and as easy as the EasyCut does in Autodesk Maya!

Note:
The Vimeo channel is very old, and I’ve no access to it. I actually have no access to the email I used for it. So don’t give much care to the channel, i’m not posting there for a long time.

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Awarded Unreal Dev Grant :)

Looks like it was my lucky day to wake up on Epic’s email letting me know that they chooses me (and other 5 persons) for their latest Unreal Dev Grants round.

___”….Muhammad A. Moniem – Muhammad is a gameplay programmer who has been an avid Unreal Engine 4 user since the engine was first released to the public. In addition to publishing free tutorials on a weekly basis on his website, Muhammad has also published three books on mastering the engine, lighting and rendering essentials, and learning iOS game development on UE4. Follow Muhammad on Twitter or visit his website to learn more.”___

Click here for the full post.

Thanks Epic and UnrealEngine team 🙂

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WHAT ARE UNREAL DEV GRANTS?
Epic has created a $5,000,000 development fund to provide financial grants to innovative projects built in and around Unreal Engine 4. Awards range from $5,000 to $50,000, and there are no strings attached: you continue to own your IP, are free to publish however you wish, and can use the grant funds without any restrictions or obligations to Epic.

 

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My 3rd Unreal Engine Book

I know that I’ve been a lot far away from this blog, due to the pressure at work and the personal little small company. But there were tons going around in favor of this blog. I’ll try to post all of them one by one. Wont speak too much, Here is the details for the new book:

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Unreal Engine 4 has garnered a lot of attention in the gaming world because of its new and improved graphics and rendering engine, the physics simulator, particle generator, and more. This book is the ideal guide to help you leverage all these features to create state-of-the-art games.

We will explain advanced shaders and effects techniques and how you can implement them in your games. You’ll create custom lighting effects, use the physics simulator to add that extra edge to your games, and create customized game environments that look visually stunning using the rendering technique. You’ll find out how to use the new rendering engine efficiently, add amazing post-processing effects, and use data tables to create data-driven gameplay that is engaging and exciting.

By the end of this book, you will be able to create professional games with stunning graphics using Unreal Engine 4.

PACKT | Amazon | AmazonUK | iBooks

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Hello Vulkan!

Well, not so long ago, Khronos Group released the new (and promising imho) graphics API called Vulkan. And as you know, I’ve always been Khronos & OpenGL supporter against the invasion of the DX since my first attempt to write 3d. Don’t get me wrong; DX is not bad at all, it is SUPER powerful, but I’m just not feeling good with it, not to mention how much I love the core idea of cross-platform-ability (which Y i love UE4 & U3D), and with that in mind, I then decided to give this new volcano baby a try!

After tons of tries, failures, readings, ..I’ve to say, performance wise so far didn’t feel any difference, as all that time I spent getting familiar with the thing, back on the track again in writing 3d and most importantly getting to understand about this new API & it’s methodology and try to display something..ANY-THING.

Eventually I was able to put that quad on the screen with a decent texture loaded & a light source in there. While in another era I would say it is an easy job to do, but that only would be from the perspective of the OGL guy within. While this could be done in OGL in less than 200 lines of code (or even less than 30 lines without a texture), I was able to do this in Vulkan with over 1k lines.

To be fair, all that long code for such an example, is gonna be super useful in the future in terms of being reused to handle many things.

Of course no one like writing more, but at Vulkan’s case, writing more came from only one fact, that you have more and more control over every single thing you want or even imagine to do, which was not always the case in OGL for me.

There are many question in my head, and more possibilities I want to try. So I would say the end of this experimental project can be considered as the start of a bigger project based on being fascinated and inspired by this new fresh API.

I’m kind of 50/50 considering a full & final divorce from the old OGL girl, and go with the new one Vulkan! I see a lot of potential in there! And it seems fun, and wherever fun is, I’ll always go after it!

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My Unreal iOS GameDev Book already out o.O

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Hey hey,…

Perhaps I kept the book as a secret; because I was not sure that I’ll be able to finish it to the end. But YEAHHH I did it with all god’s welling , family support & editors help @ PacktPub.

The book was out last month, online and printed, but I was waiting to get my copy to take a nice photo of it for this post. really glad to put this book out, and putting lots of valuable information either regarding the process of creating iOS games or regarding Unreal Engine iOS games creation process and tricks.

You can get the book from several places and stores, but those ones are the most common:
https://www.packtpub.com/game-development/learning-unreal-engine-ios-game-development
http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Unreal-Engine-Game-Development/dp/1784397717
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Learning-Unreal%C2%AE-Engine-Game-Development-ebook/dp/B00U64KQM2

Also you can find now a new section on the website dedicated to my books 😉

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My next iOS/Android game “A Typical Day”…

Hello Community,

Long time to write a post
Long time ago when Epic released the UE4.0 I looked inside and found some experimental stuff, but the one that caught my interest was the Paper2D, so I made the first tutorials for it, a whole series using it. And that helped me to dig more inside the engine to fix/add some stuff to the experimental tools.
After that I got the chance to contribute in several projects planned to be released in XBox1 & PS4 using Unreal Engine’s Paper2D power 🙂 and I hope I can talk about them some day soon.

Anyway, when I got a chance to enjoy my free time again I found that I’ve been using the engine for quite a while and it is the time to get out of the expermental&tests phase and decided to make my own real game for iOS/Android to add a new title to my dear games list ( There are video/text tutorials on the way for you guys as well) as it is the major thing companies used to hire me to do as I’m close enough to iOS/Android SDK.

Game name : A Typical Day
Platforms : iOS/Android
Price : Free/ads
Release date : by the end of August (I hope before)
IAP : NO
Leaderboard : Yes
Genre : a one touch game/Casual

As the game is very simple, I’m almost close enough to finish it since I started making it. It is just a matter of assets/Animation creation. All the code/blueprints have been made using mocups assets. As the majority of you know that I’m one person team(trying to learn new things in each game I made) But I’m a programmer at the end and making art assets is not my profession. In that game making it in 2d came from my seeking to draw good stuff & my seeking to keep using Paper2D

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My contribution in “Toki Remake”

I was out of my blog for a while, sorry if i made you missing me ^_^ I had some work pressure with some travel outside where I  can not get an easy internet access. I’ve decided to start a whole new UE4 series soon and it is already prepared, but lets keep the topic as a secret for now, but I can expose the reason behind  that interest of making new tutorials. First, my channel now is more than 500 subscribers, which means a lot for me, and it means that I was able to help lots of people some how & they are willing to see more from me The other reason that pushed me a lot was the huge amount of emails; youtube messages, comments; And even Facebook messages..Lots of people thanking me, and others asking for questions or work but the most interesting thing the last group of people, who was showing me the stuff they were able to make with the 2d tools after seeing my tutorials, which really always make me happy. Perhaps when I see it a console game .

One of the people who asked me for work was Anyway GolgothStudio, and as I’m already have a job, and I do like to help indie guys, I decided to contribute with them for free for a while 😉 so It was no any type of pid job. I wanted to write this post today to thank them for those nice days I’ve contributed in Toki, and perhaps those days was the main factor for me to do lots of stuff. As the team never used the engine before, but they do like it & wanna go with it for the game. I was helping them to learn, study & understand the engine and it’s blueprints concept; Make the main character controller & finally help in fixing some engine related issues.

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The most important thing I really wanna thank them for, is that putting a huge obstacle in front of me and asking me if I can do something for it. I would like to mention 2 things that I have contributed with them & starting sharing them with all the UE community. The first one was fixing the blanking issue in the animated sprites(flipbooks). As the game might be released before epic fix that issue, it does make sense that any company going to release a game should find their own way around it. So I put it as a high priority for me and worked on it till I got a fix. It was a hard job to dig inside all this millions of unfamiliar code, but at the end I got it done.

The second main issue was the sprites/textures quality. It was looking pixelated & awful. They do use a FullHD assets, but the assets looks strange during the gameplay. I asked them to remove any texture compression that was made for the assets, but the surprise was “textures are nor compressed”, They said. I opened the assets and checked a random amount of them, and I found no compression. I started to make a way around it to for the texture importer, compression & the sprite renderer. I had to say again “God bless you Epic team”, the code is huge…nah it is not…it is HUGE ..(now the word fitting my facial expression !). Anyways, as it was not the high priority for me, I did 70% of the fix. But then I had my issue which forced me to travel outside China for some visa problems & as they are busy & the can not wait for me during that week, I found a thank you letter after getting back home China. So, I wanted to thank them for asking me to help them for a while in remaking one of the most amazing old games & I wanted to show some of the cool stuff I you can achieve with the original source code of the engine…Love you Epic for throwing it in public !

TokiAdvancedSpritesClick on the image to see the difference

For The game itself, I’m sure they will finish it soon & it will be awesome & the logic will be super clean..Why I’m sure ?! Because I taught them well & left them my work files documented as a reference 😛
The good thing that you never expected, they asked me to record while working, perhaps the will release this videos as a free tutorials. And guess what…I did it !!! I’ve lots of videos recorded already but it is full of my kids noise, it will need sometime to add my voice for it, but anyway it is stored in my computer for anytime they asks me for it 🙂 So, be tuned for any updates with the game launch. You might learn how to make a very complex character controllers just using blueprints !

part of the blueprintSmall part (60%) of the controller I made

One more thing, when I talk a lot about Epic or make tutorials for the engine, thats because I like the engine and the tools they made. It is the same as Unity & any other thing . So please stop asking me if I’m Epic guy -_- I’t is stuff driven by passion of the engine.

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